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The Red Menace (1949)

An ex-GI becomes involved with the American Communist party, and falls in love with his instructor. The pair quickly realise their mistake, when they see how party leaders handle a member ... See full summary »

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Albert DeMond (screenplay), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Rockwell ... Bill Jones
Hannelore Axman ... Nina Petrovka (as Hanne Axman)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Yvonne Kraus
Barbra Fuller ... Mollie O'Flaherty
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ... Henry Solomon
Lester Luther Lester Luther ... Earl Partridge
William Lally William Lally ... Jack Tyler (as William J. Lally)
Lloyd G. Davies Lloyd G. Davies ... Inspector O'Toole
Norman Budd ... Reachi
Leo Cleary Leo Cleary ... Father O'Leary
Kay Riehl Kay Riehl ... Mrs. O'Flaherty
William Martell William Martell ... Immigration Insp. Riggs
James Harrington James Harrington ... Martin Vejac
Duke Williams Duke Williams ... Sam Wright
Napoleon Simpson Napoleon Simpson ... Tom Wright
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An ex-GI becomes involved with the American Communist party, and falls in love with his instructor. The pair quickly realise their mistake, when they see how party leaders handle a member who questioned the party's principles. When they try to leave, they're marked for assassination and hunted by the party killers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underground Spy See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

| (1950 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Nina Petrovka: No... Don't let them... I'm afraid.
Bill Jones: Nina, stop it. It's me, Bill! They can't get us now.
Nina Petrovka: They're gonna kill us!
Bill Jones: Nina... Get a hold of yourself. Snap out of it.
Nina Petrovka: That same dream. Those frightening, sadistic faiths chasing me. Turning guns at me.
Bill Jones: It's nothing to worry about. They can't get us out here.
Nina Petrovka: You don't really believe that. You know we can't get away.
Bill Jones: They haven't caught us yet, have they?
Nina Petrovka: No, but... they are real! Oh please Bill, let me get myself up. It isn't you they're ...
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The "Reefer Madness" of Cold War films
26 March 2003 | by RickeyMooneySee all my reviews

And throw in a touch of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and you've got the idea. The commies are using sex and booze to lure all-American boys to do ... just what isn't exactly clear, but the ultimate goal is to promote atheism and destroy freedom. Meanwhile, all they seem to be doing is killing their own members when not turning them in to the INS. An added treat for 50's TV fans is that the dimwitted hero is played by Robert Rockwell, who later portrayed Mr. Boynton, the suspiciously uninterested biology teacher eternally pursued by Eve Arden in "Our Miss Brooks"


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